Databases by Category

* Resource needs to be accessed through an in-house library computer.

BMV Driving Tests
Free Indiana BMV practice tests, updated for 2018. These practice tests are good for the Indiana learner’s permit test, Indiana driver’s license test and the Indiana senior citizens’ refresher test.

Chilton
Get maintenance and specification tables for vehicles 1990 to the present day. Chilton includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting, and wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.

Flipster
An easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries and corporations.  We are starting our subscription off with the following titles: AllrecipesBridesCountry GardensCrochet!Diabetic LivingEating WellEbonyElleFamily Tree MagazineHot RodMacWorldMarie ClaireNewsmaxPioneer Woman MagazineRachel Ray Everyday, Red and Wired.

Hoopla
Instantly download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics and movies to your tablet or phone. Library card holders can check out up to six titles per month.

Overdrive
Books on the Go! Instantly download the latest ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet or phone. Titles are automatically returned to the system after the loaning period is over, so there are never any late fees.

Abdo Zoom: Biographies
ABDO Biographies has 160 compelling biographies to choose from.  Young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions.

Biography in Context
Includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.

Contemporary Authors Online
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors’ comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse full-text encyclopedias on a variety of topics. Print, email or share articles with friends, and GVRL’s Citation Tool helps you cite the article correctly for your research paper.

LitFinder
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Hoopla
Instantly download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics and movies to your tablet or phone. Library card holders can check out up to six titles per month.

NoveList Plus
Are you looking for your next favorite author? No matter what you like to read, NoveList Plus has reader recommendations for every type of book. Audiobooks and non-fiction recommendations are also included.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Everything the regular NoveList database has, but for a younger audience.

Overdrive
Books on the Go! Instantly download the latest ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet or phone. Titles are automatically returned to the system after the loaning period is over, so there are never any late fees.

WorldCat
Instantly search every Indiana public catalog in the state, all at once. WorldCat helps you find who owns the book, CD, DVD, or magazine article you are looking for.

Brainfuse: Vet Now
Veterans can connect with an expert to learn more about eligible benefits, or receive live job coaching to help transition from a military to a civilian career.

Career Transitions
Create a free resume and cover letter, prepare for your job interview, and search for jobs in your area.

Financial Ratings Series
Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing: Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies. Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds. Medicare Supplement Insurance – Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits

Gale Courses
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms cover hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

NuWav Legal Documents
An online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps.

Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (64 million) and U.S. residents (299 million). Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

ABC Mouse*
Kids, explore the world through your computer! Go to the zoo, learn new songs, play games, create art, and so much more! Parents, homeschoolers and teachers can download coloring sheets, math pages and activity sheets for young children.

Abdo Zoom
ABDO Biographies has 160 compelling biographies to choose from.  Young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions.
ABDO STEAM allows young learners to explore a wide variety of STEAM topics.
ABDO Animals has 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content for young readers to explore.
ABDO Animales has 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content for young readers to explore in Spanish.

Creativebug
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes and watch them anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. We’re more than a crafting website, we’re volunteers, activists, and teachers who think the arts deserve to be shared with everyone. That’s why we give a percentage of your subscription dollars to nonprofits in art education.

Kids InfoBits
Indexed, searchable content along with more than 16,600 images, over 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs, and more than 600 high-quality educational videos are provided from resources including books, magazines, and news periodicals. Kids InfoBits contains content in popular subject categories including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.

Vidcode
Vidcode is a 3rd-12th grade web-based JavaScript platform that teaches coding through media. Students code video filters, video games, special effects, celebrity name generators, haunted houses, simulations and more! Vidcode was built on a mission to build a rigorous and creative online coding platform that appeals as strongly to girls as boys.

African American Heritage
Search essential historical records for African Americans, including federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman’s Bank, and more.

Ancestry*
Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including the U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodical and books, photos and more. Ancestry can only be accessed through a computer in one of our libraries.

AtoZ Food America:
AtoZ Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of immigrant culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.

Fold3 by Ancestry
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

Heritage Quest
Search U.S. Census records back to 1790, and email those records at the touch of a button. Heritage Quest also lets you search city directories, selected records from the Revolutionary War, and the Freedman’s Bank, which was founded to serve African Americans.

Indiana History Online
This digital archive documents Hoosier history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.

Assisted Living
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse full-text encyclopedias on a variety of topics. Print, email or share articles with friends, and GVRL’s Citation Tool helps you cite the article correctly for your research paper.

Health and Reference Center Academic
For college students and researchers looking for the most up-to-date information on health topics. Search by keyword, subject, publication, or use the topic finder to uncover hidden connections.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
What dietary habits are associated with developing adult-onset diabetes? Are antioxidants really effective? What new advances have been made in the treatment of HIV/ AIDS? Health & Wellness Resource Center is your first-stop resource for answers to these and other health-related questions.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Search by keyword, subject, or publication for the latest in the nursing and allied health professions.

Nursing Resource Center
Search for common drugs and their interactions, common diseases and conditions.

Science in Context
Search science, technology, engineering and math articles by topic or keyword, and look up biographies of notable scientists to download or share with friends.

Brainfuse: Job Now
Get help from a real person for your resume, an upcoming interview, or with searching, applying, and preparing for jobs. Browse the free, user-friendly resume templates and search for jobs in your area.

Brainfuse: Vet Now
Veterans can connect with an expert to learn more about eligible benefits, or receive live job coaching to help transition from a military to a civilian career.

Career Transitions
Create a free resume and cover letter, prepare for your job interview, and search for jobs in your area.

Cypress Resume
An online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes, cover letters and reference sheets in three quick and simple steps.

Duolingo
Learn a new language like you would play a video game! Small daily lessons let you earn points and level up to the next challenge. Download the free Duolingo app to your phone or tablet to learn on the go!

Mango Languages
Choose between 71 foreign languages to learn online! Specialty courses include French Wine and Cheese and Spanish for Legal Professionals.

Biography in Context
Includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
A collection of some of the best databases around! Search ebooks and online journals on every topic for the latest information in your field.

Flipster
An easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries and corporations.  We are starting our subscription off with the following titles: AllrecipesBridesCountry GardensCrochet!Diabetic LivingEating WellEbonyElleFamily Tree MagazineHot RodMacWorldMarie ClaireNewsmaxPioneer Woman MagazineRachel Ray Everyday, Red and Wired.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse full-text encyclopedias on a variety of topics. Print, email or share articles with friends, and GVRL’s Citation Tool helps you cite the article correctly for your research paper.

General OneFile
Offers a broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration. Browse by subject, current events or get the latest tips on topics such as self-help or personal finance.

Global Local Living
Global Knowledge for relocation, local living culture, business, and t2ravel. Global Local Living is designed to help make global assignments rewarding and successful for all parties: the global company, the individual, and the family. More than 180 freelance writers and researchers have contributed to what is the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of country information including 175 Countries, 121 Topics for each Country, 202 World Cities, and 112 Topics per City. 

Health and Reference Center Academic
For college students and researchers looking for the most up-to-date information on health topics. Search by keyword, subject, publication, or use the topic finder to uncover hidden connections.

Inspire
Inspire is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents for free. Learn a foreign language with Rosetta Stone, access Consumer Reports for unbiased product ratings and reviews, take ACT, SAT, TASC and ASVAB practice tests, read the latest articles from the most reputable newspaper sources around, and much more!

Military and Intelligence Database Collection
Read online magazines devoted to state and military affairs.

National Geographic
All National Geographic magazines (including the ads), collected onto one site, for free.

Newsbank
Did you miss an issue of the Chicago Sun-Times or Post-Tribune? No problem! Go to Newsbank to read articles from those and many other newspapers for free.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Search by keyword, subject, or publication for the latest in the nursing and allied health professions.

Point of View Reference Center
Are you researching a controversial topic and need reputable information? Points of View Reference Center lets you print, email, and cite the latest hot button topics, a great resource for students having to write a position paper.

Science in Context
Search science, technology, engineering and math articles by topic or keyword, and look up biographies of notable scientists to download or share with friends.
World Book Web

Informe Académico
Descubra una colección completa de publicaciones asociadas con las disciplinas más estudiadas en américa latina. (Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting research on Latin America.)

Abdo Zoom: Animales
ABDO Animales has 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content for young readers to explore in Spanish.

Learning Express Library
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español

A to Z the USA
From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment! The database contains more than 115 articles for each of the 50 U.S. states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture and society.

AtoZ Food America:
AtoZ Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of immigrant culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.

Ask Rose Homework Hotline
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-275-7673, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments.

Biography in Context
Includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.

Brainfuse: Help Now
Brainfuse offers live, on-demand online tutoring for students in grades four through college. Members can get instant academic assistance from expert tutors throughout the week.

Contemporary Authors Online
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors’ comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
A collection of some of the best databases around! Search ebooks and online journals on every topic for the latest information in your field.

Gale Courses
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse full-text encyclopedias on a variety of topics. Print, email or share articles with friends, and GVRL’s Citation Tool helps you cite the article correctly for your research paper.

General OneFile
Offers a broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration. Browse by subject, current events or get the latest tips on topics such as self-help or personal finance

Global Local Living
Global Knowledge for relocation, local living culture, business, and t2ravel. Global Local Living is designed to help make global assignments rewarding and successful for all parties: the global company, the individual, and the family. More than 180 freelance writers and researchers have contributed to what is the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of country information including 175 Countries, 121 Topics for each Country, 202 World Cities, and 112 Topics per City.

Health and Reference Center Academic
For college students and researchers looking for the most up-to-date information on health topics. Search by keyword, subject, publication, or use the topic finder to uncover hidden connections.

Inspire
Inspire is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents for free. Learn a foreign language with Rosetta Stone, access Consumer Reports for unbiased product ratings and reviews, take ACT, SAT, TASC and ASVAB practice tests, read the latest articles from the most reputable newspaper sources around, and much more!

Khan Academy
Great for homeschoolers! Khan Academy is a free, online learning site for learners looking to study at their own pace. Take classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more. Additionally, Khan Academy partners with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

Learn 4 Life
Learn 4 Life is a constantly growing network of public charter schools offering a free high school diploma program.

LitFinder
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more

Newsbank
Did you miss an issue of the Chicago Sun-Times or Post-Tribune? No problem! Go to Newsbank to read articles from those and many other newspapers for free.

Point of View Reference Center
Are you researching a controversial topic and need reputable information? Points of View Reference Center lets you print, email, and cite the latest hot button topics, a great resource for students having to write a position paper.

Science in Context
Search science, technology, engineering and math articles by topic or keyword, and look up biographies of notable scientists to download or share with friends.

Testing and Education Reference Center
The place to go for practice tests. Brush up on basic math and reading skills, or study for entry into college, graduate school or a professional career. International students can take the TOEFL, TOEIC, or study for the U.S. citizenship test.

World Book Web
Read the entire World Book Encyclopedia online, for free.

WorldCat
Instantly search every Indiana public catalog in the state, all at once. WorldCat helps you find who owns the book, CD, DVD, or magazine article you are looking for.

Brainfuse
Take practice college admissions tests under the LEAP Learning Platform, create and share flashcards with FlashBulb, and explore eParachute to find the career that most closely matches your interests. Live tutor help is available every day from 2 – 11 p.m. CDT.”

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

Testing and Education Reference Center
The place to go for practice tests. Brush up on basic math and reading skills, or study for entry into college, graduate school or a professional career. International students can take the TOEFL, TOEIC, or study for the U.S. citizenship test.